Pickwick Lake

 

  

Clagett Talley
1020 E. Wayne Rd Savannah TN 38372
731-607-5266
Websitepickwickareaguide.com
email: pickwickareaguide@yahoo.com

Enjoy fishing in Pickwick Tennessee or anywhere in the Pickwick area with an experienced area guide. We will take you on a guided fishing trip for Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Stripers (Rockfish), Catfish, Sauger, and other Tennessee River fish. We take individuals and groups.We do half days and whole days. We provide all the tackle for the trip. We also provide drinks but your welcome to bring your own.
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Pickwick Lake Tennessee TN Fishing Report:    03 Oct 2017

Pickwick Lake Elevation 414

Water Temp. 71

BASS

With the generation flow and a lot of time on the water lately I have been able to produce a large number of bass over the last two weeks. Anytime it is over cast and plenty of water flowing from Pickwick Dam you can pick up several bass on top water baits along the river banks and eddies. The most productive baits have been baits such as Stike Kings Spitn’ King and Series 3 crankbaits. The quality of bass have picked up as well. Last week we boated one over six pounds and several over five pounds. Big crankbaits are working very well. The most productive places are on ledges that you can cover shallow water and deep water in the same cast (dramatic drop-offs). We are starting to pick up more and more fish on plastic frogs in grassy areas. The grass is like a fish factory right now. Night fishing is still about the same but like anything else, if the water flow slows down, so will the bite.

Stripers

The top water bite is incredible when the stripers are below the dam. Big popping baits or walking baits are picking up several fish. Drifting skip jack minnows is a sure way to catch fish as well. There are several different laws that are enforced below the Dam that are different than any other area in Pickwick. From what I have seen TWRA has been busy enforcing these laws, and for safety reasons that is a really good thing. You can pick up a free fishing guide, read over these laws and educate yourself on limits of fish as well, most of it is actually interesting.

Catfish

I have witnessed a lot of catfish caught below the Dam where I striper fish. Most catfishermen that I see are using one ounce sinkers with dead skip jack or cut bait. I would say the most common store bought bait for catfish are nightcrawlers and shad guts.

Bream

If small fish are appealing to you or you just want to take a kid fishing you can almost count on catching several bream. Any shady area along the lake or river edge can be a good place to catch a large number of bream. Small red worms work well but the most common bait would be crickets. Early morning hours are usually the best time to fish.

 

Compliments of Clagett Talley 731-607-5266 www.pickwickareaguide.com

 

 

 

 

 

27 Sept 2017

Pickwick Lake Elevation 414

Water Temp. 78

BASS

Bass fishing is exciting right now and will get better and better throughout the fall. Although many fishermen complain about the size of bass, most agree that catching a large number of fish is easy. Some spots are more likely to produce larger fish. The most productive areas on the lake are the big grassy flats that are now surfacing. Fish these flats with top water plastic frogs and you are sure to catch a lot of fish. Spinner baits and hard top water baits fished around the edges of the grass will also produce a lot of fish. Over the past few weeks I have been able to pick up several bass on Strike King Series 3 crank baits. Fishing these crank baits around rocky bluffs will pick up other fish as well and this will make your day a little more fun.

 

Stripers

Stripers are biting on the surface and they are also biting deep. You can usually find some way to catch big rock fish below the Dam if you keep trying different methods. One sure way to catch them right now is on live bait caught below the Dam. You can use skip jack minnows that you catch on a live bait rig or yellow tail minnows you catch in a throw new, either way you will do better with bait you catch than you will do with bait you would find in a store. Drift your live bait on a live bait hook and a one or two ounce sinker by making a short cast into the boils and then drift downstream. Another way to drift live bait is on a live bait hook and a split shot, with this set up you will make a long cast and then let out additional line as you drift downstream and wait for the line to tighten and hope it’s a fish and not the bottom of the river( they fell the same sometime as you drift) . We have a few good weeks of striper fishing left and then the will be a little harder to find as the weather gets cooler. Catfish I have witnessed a lot of catfish caught below the Dam where I striper fish. Most catfishermen that I see are using one ounce sinkers with dead skip jack or cut bait. I would say the most common store bought bait for catfish are nightcrawlers and shad guts.

Complements of Clagett Talley 731-607-5266 Pickwickareaguide.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For general lake information on Pickwick Lake:
Outdoor Alabama   Official Website of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources